“Women are playing a leading role in India’s quest to become Aatmanirbhar. On International Women’s Day, let us commit to encouraging entrepreneurship among women Today, I bought a few products that celebrate women enterprise, creativity and India’s culture.” — #NariShakti – Narendra Modi (@narendramodi), A remarkable tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 8, the International Women’s day.
On Women’s Day, the Prime Minister bought products from various women Self Help Groups and entrepreneurs. It is an attempt to give an impetus to women entrepreneurs and Aatmnirbhar Bharat.
Saluting the indomitable Nari Shakti on International Women’s Day, Prime Minister Modi tweeted “saluting our indomitable #NariShakti on International Women’s Day! India takes pride in the many accomplishments of the women of our nation. It is our Government’s honour to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors.”
The Prime Minister bought Classic Palm Craft Nilavilakku made by women based in Kerala.. embroidered shawl made by artisans of the Toda Tribe of Tamil Nadu, handcrafted Gond Paper Painting, traditional shawl from Nagaland, Khadi Cotton Madhubani Painted Stole, handmade Jute File Folder from West Bengal and Gamusa made by self-help groups of Kakatipapung Development Block of Assam.
On the Classic Palm Craft Nilavilakku, Modi tweeted
“I am eagerly awaiting to receive Classic Palm Craft Nilavilakku made by women based in Kerala. It is commendable how our #NariShakti has preserved and popularised local crafts and products.”
On his purchase of embroidered shawl, the prime minister tweeted
The exquisite hand embroidered Shawl made by artisans of the Toda Tribe of Tamil Nadu looked wonderful. I purchased one such shawl. This product is marketed by Tribes India.”
Regarding handcrafted Gond Paper Painting, he tweeted “Adding more colour to the surroundingsl Art by our tribal communities is spectacular. This handcrafted Gond Paper Painting merges colours and creativity. Bought this painting today. #NariShakti”
With respect to the traditional shawl from Nagaland. Modi said “India is proud of the Naga Culture, synonymous with bravery, compassion and creativity. Purchased a traditional shawl from Nagaland. #NariShakti”
The prime minister tweeted on Khadi Cotton Madhubani Painted Stole purchase thus, “Khadi is closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi and India’s rich history. Bought a Khadi Cotton Madhubani Painted Stole. This is a top quality product and is closely associated with the creativity of our citizens. #NariShakti”
On handmade Jute File Folder from West Bengal, Shri Modi tweeted “I am surely going to use this handmade Jute File Folder from West Bengal. Made by tribal communities of the state, you all must have a jute product from West Bengal in your homes! #NariShakti”
On his purchase of Gamusa, Prime Minister Modi tweeted “You have seen me wear the Gamusa very often. It is extremely comfortable. Today, I bought a Gamusa made by various self-help groups of Kakatipapung Development Block. #NariShakti”